Aug 02 AT 6:08 PM Dustin Earley 22 Comments

Verizon Galaxy Nexus working its way towards update to Jelly Bean; 4.1.1 binaries released


We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for any sign of good news in regards to an update to Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.1, coming to the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There’s undoubtedly going to be some form of a wait still ahead for Verizon Nexus users, but with the release of Jelly Bean compatible binaries (drivers) last night, we know the process is moving forward swiftly.

Originally removed from the AOSP due to a lack of binary support, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was shuffled back into the AOSP fold shortly after Google I/O. Last night’s release of Verizon Galaxy Nexus compatible binaries for Jelly Bean build JRO03H (the same build that WiFi only Xooms are running) is a good sign that an update is on its way.

Of course Verizon still has to tweak and test Jelly Bean until they feel it’s ready to run on consumer devices, and that could take as long as they feel is necessary, but we know that from a development standpoint, the update is ready for the next phase.

Along with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, just about all other Nexus devices have seen binary updates. Unfortunately, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is still being left out.

As much as we wish we had some kind of time frame for when an official update to Android 4.1.1 will hit the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, we still have no idea. Just know that it is on the way.

Via: DroidLife

Source: Google

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • fletchtb

    Cannot wait!

  • LukeT32

    CM 10 is running just fine for me! :)

  • Bryan Stoner

    “Of course Verizon still has to tweak and test Jelly Bean until they feel it’s ready to run on consumer devices”

    Jelly Bean is flying off my screen! It’s so fast! Not to mention there have been close to zero issues XD

    • anthony

      Whats new on it don’t leave nothing out thanks bro.

  • Jaydude

    I hope the same is happening at Sprint

  • Jay

    Get wugfresh toolkit and flash Bugless Beast. Its well worth the effort.

  • anthony

    The nexus experience is ruined once carriers got inevolved
    Nexus not so special anymore

  • Richard Yarrell

    Yes sir Verizon messed up the Nexus experience forever. For that I pimp slapped them and kicked them to the curb. Now I will get pure Google experience and purchase from Google play store directly if I decide to ever buy another Nexus. Verizon is the biggest joke in carrier land….

    • snowbdr89

      Pimp slapped them? God your a douchebag

    • Sargon

      Translated: You couldn’t afford Verizon, just like you can’t afford a television from this century.

    • Max.Steel

      “Verizon is the greatest carrier ever. Tween-Mobile is a joke”. Your words exactly, Dick.

  • syncissue

    i hate hate hate carriers that get in my way of updates! owner of a gsm galaxy nexus and i have yet to recieve my 4.1 ota. GD i hate carriers that hold back updates! i really like android but, google should adopt a ota system similar to apple. no carriers and the recent ios5 allows updates without a computer.

  • Orion78

    I have the Sprint version and I’m enjoying this phone to the fullest. But once the new Nexus comes out later this year, its going to be unlocked versions from the play store from now on.

    • E1

      I hate the nexus experience on sprint .living in NYC without any 4G and the reception on this phone is horrible. I have to toggle the mobile data setting on/off to get 3G again.I never once had an issue with my OG Evo. shit at this point Ill even settle for wimax. And still no update to jelly bean WTF sprint !!!!!

      • Orion78

        For some reason, my Nexus experience has been better than the EVO. I’ve had no issues. But I do get your frustration with no Jelly Bean. Like I said, unlocked from the play store is the route I’m going.

  • MoSDeeb

    Wonder when these will make it into CM10. Can’t wait until official nightlies start again. I have been on the unofficial CM10 for about a week now and its great.

  • anthony

    As a proud owner of every nexus phone to date and purchased day one.
    The handling of the galaxy nexus changed me.
    The Verizon exclusive was a big goof up.
    My nexus s got updated before my galaxy nexus .
    I purchased two galaxy s3 phones for my wife and myself .
    I must say they have been awesome no issues at all .The galaxy nexus holds its own but s3 is better not much but better.

  • Slith

    Verizon taking as long as they want. We all know how that will turn out. See you around Christmas.

  • Chris

    You guys should really consider the unlock/root option. Verizon is a joke with updates. I just flashed my first ROM, Bugless Beast, and it’s as close to stock as you can get. Even have Google Wallet now.

    I’m on board with many of you…as soon as next Nexus device drops, I’m going Play Store all the way and buying unlocked direct from Google. Carriers have completely ruined what this device represents.

  • Mike M

    If you use your device to connect to a WPA Enterprise Wireless network, beware any upgrade’s to Jellybean. Currently if you use WPA with TLS on Jellybean it won’t work. Details at

  • pjamies

    I have been told by our Telus rep, that our GN phones are unlocked and that they are not holding back any updates from google ..
    Our GN phones are only on 4.01 tho ..
    I was under the impression that 4.04 is out and should be automatically pushed down by google to our phones .. is Google Canada different? Do the auto-updates come from a centralized repository in the US or does Google Canada have to authorize them before they send them out to Canadian phones?
    Yes, I would love our GN phones to get the Jelly Bean 4.1 (or 4.1.1) release.
    Funny thing is, is that our (older) Nexus S phones got JB 4.1 two weeks ago, and yet or GN phones are still several versions behind … go figure!!

  • jswenson3

    Just friggin give it to us already!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!